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English Part 2

English Tuition – Part 2

Grammar Part 2

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Part 1  Part 3

Volume 1
  • A review of basic punctuation and grammar – Capital letters, noun and verbs.
  • Verbs – Looking at the variety of verbs. Finding more interesting ways of saying the same thing.
  • Adjectives – Understanding that an adjective describes a noun. Looking at the use of adjectives in sentences.
  • Singular and plural – Looking at how words change when they change from singular to plural and the effect it has on a sentence.
  • Collective nouns.
  • Using commas in lists and around groups of words which add information to a sentence but can be left out.
  • Pronouns – Understanding that pronouns are used in place of nouns. Possessive pronouns indicate belonging.
  • Direct speech – the actual words spoken. Understanding that a new speaker needs to be on a new line. Recognising the difference between direct and indirect speech.
  • Conjunctions – Looking at a wider range of conjunctions.
  • Adverbs – Understanding that an adverb describes a verb. Using adverbs to improve sentences.
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives – Understanding how to use comparative and superlative adjectives.
  • The apostrophe – contraction – Using an apostrophe to indicate missing letters where two words have been made into one.
  • The apostrophe – possession – Using an apostrophe to show possession or belonging. Knowing when to add apostrophe ‘s’ and when to add apostrophe invisible ‘s’.
  • Punctuation – Semi-colon, colon, hyphen, dashes and brackets.
Volume 2
  • Planning – Using spider diagrams, flow charts and storyboards to plan non-fiction.
  • Paragraphs – Understanding how, why and when to use paragraphs.
  • Themes and characters – Investigating different themes which are often used in fiction writing and how to recognise them.
  • Investigating central characters – Developing the personality of a character.
  • Extended writing – Understanding the ways of extending writing by adding detail or description.
  • Play scripts – Setting out a play script. Using direct speech. Adding stage directions.
  • Poetry – Understanding rhythm and rhyme. Writing simple rhyming poems.
  • Comprehension – Reading for meaning. Finding information and answering questions which require meaning to be understood and interpreted. Devising questions about a piece of writing.
  • Taking and making notes – Taking notes during an interview and writing a report. Expanding on a set of notes. Making notes to answer a specific question.
  • Information text – Revision of index and glossary. Investigating ways of giving information e.g. lists, diagrams, text. Planning using flow diagrams and charts. Five interesting facts.
  • Newspaper report – Headlines. Improving text to catch the reader’s attention. Writing a simple newspaper report.
  • Adverts – The hidden persuaders. Building a wider vocabulary of adjectives. Designing a simple advert. Using a storyboard to plan a TV advert.
  • Posters and invitations – Collecting all the necessary information. Thinking about the relative importance of each piece of information. Planning and design.
  • Opinion – Understanding how opinions are formed. Simple surveys. Doing research. Giving reasons for a point of view.
  • Product review – Designing and completing tables. Identifying the best buy with reasons.
  • Rules – Writing clear and specific rules.